Greenes Falls

Maiala picnic area

The Greenes Falls walking track passes over rainforest pools and ends at a lookout above Greenes Falls. The Greenes Falls walking track is an extra 2.2 km (return) walk branching off the Rainforest circuit. Be prepared for an uphill walk on the return trip. Parking is available at Maiala car park.

No Dogs Permitted

Getting there

At the lower end of the bottom carpark of the Maiala picnic ground. The Maiala Picnic Ground is on Mt Glorious Rd near the intersection with Browns Rd and is well signposted. The Picnic Ground has modern and clean toilets at the top of the picnic area (but are not well stocked !!). 

Route/Trail notes

With a boardwalk this track is very easy.



Arrival: 10am on Sunday (Public Holiday), Carpark around 50% full. Weather: Cloudy morning but local rain past 3 days.
Track: Begins on the 'Rainforest Circuit Track'. From the Car park, maybe 100m from the car park, keep left at the first fork (clockwise direction). After 700m cross the service road to start the 'Greenes Falls Return'. A mix of natural bush track, boardwalk, stone/timber steps. Due to the recent rainfall there were some areas where the track was quite muddy. Hiking Poles were quite useful in these areas. Plenty of Tall Tree Specimens and Funghi to entice young ones and city-bound wanderers. Upon completion of the Greene Falls Return, the 1.2km leg of the Rain Forest Circuit is a steeper, but worth the effort. Relatively accessible to younger ones (>7yo).
Photography: Aperture Priority worked well under canopy. ISO 1000 & F1.8 worked well on the day.
Equipment: On a dry day, runners should be fine. Unfortunately, being damp/muddy - Hiking Boots/Shoes were clearly outperforming runners (or the numerous thongs seen on the track!!). This was a moderately used track, but many wanderers appeared to be carrying nothing more than car keys and wallet.

Social@K2MountainGear.Com on 1 Apr, 2018

Lovely walk - we saw a pademelon with her joey! Lots of (easy) steps on the way back up, but well worth it.

Georgina B on 13 Jan, 2018

Beautiful walk, nice and cool on a hot Summers day.

Sipan on 7 Jan, 2018

We have done this walk many times with our baby daughter in the carrier. It's a lovely place to escape the heat of Brisbane (always a few degrees cooler up there!) during summer.

Lydia B on 2018

Nice little walk

Sally on Dec, 2017

Easy walk
Except a small bushbash to get to the deeper pools

Brandon on 11 Nov, 2017

Such a good walk. We've been here in the past when it's been quite muddy but nice and dry today. Never the less some water was still going over the Falls, not that you see too much of them. We started the walk quite late at about 4.30pm and we're back in an hour.

Ian and Sue on 12 Aug, 2017

good family walk.

gizmobazz on 15 Jul, 2017

Nice little walk with the kids.

Richard Mason on 26 Mar, 2017

This is my favourite track in South-East Queensland for its easy level and closeness to Brisbane city. A great, easy walk for families and solo walkers alike. Its beautiful especially after some rain :)

AmyKT on 2017

This is very easy. A beautiful
Walk with gorgeous views.

#Hawesome on 21 May, 2016

Have done this walk a few times and it is amazing :) Great walk for all levels!

AmyKT on 2016

i love this walk

Max Hobson on 26 Dec, 2014

Nice walk , quite easy with different scenery along the way . Bit disappointed as no actual lookout point once you reach the falls. Still worth the walk tho !

J on 9 Nov, 2014

Nice walk. Very shady. Did this early on a Monday morning. Not another soul to be seen. I saw a couple of red necked pademelons. Also, lots of lizards and birdlife.

Grumps on 17 Feb, 2014

Trying to escape the heatwave hitting SEQ today, but even 37 degrees at Mt Glorious. This is a very pleasant walk, some variety to the trail, lots of wildlife and fun things to show the kids. We will come back here regularly.

RobboShoe on 4 Jan, 2014

Kids loved it!

Catherine on 8 Jun, 2013

Still lots of storm damage, with trees over the boardwalk and some points missing. pretty easy to get around however and I hear every week there's more and more work done to it.

Very easy walk, barely raised a sweat, but was beautiful to sit at the waterfall.

Allan Allport on 20 Apr, 2013

Nice and easy but some parts were temporarily blocked off due to recent weather events.

rob.bushman on 10 Mar, 2013

A lovely length for primary school aged kids. We came back via cypress grove and the rainforest walk which was a lovely way to come back but a bit steeper than I was expecting. Overall an easy walk even with the kids. Very popular.

Bobbe on 13 May, 2012


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